Gun Review: Metro Arms American Classic II .45ACP 1911

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Companies both big and small have been making guns in the Philipines, primarily for export, for nearly 100 years now. Probably the best known of these brands is Armscor, producer of…

Gun Review: Dead Goose Society AKM-47 Model 63 Rifle

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A few years ago I would have mocked the notion of being an AK guy. I looked down on the Kalash life as nothing but uninformed hype. Less than two years…

Gun Review: Blaser LRS 2 Rifle

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Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH is a German firearms manufacturer primarily known for manufacturing high-end shotguns and multi-caliber hunting rifles in the European tradition, including the well-regarded straight-pull R-8.  In 1997, Blaser…

Video Gun Review: SIG SAUER P320 Compact

As you may have heard, the US Army just selected the SIG SAUER P320 as the winner of its modular handgun procurement competition. Here’s our take on the compact version of…

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Gun Review: Henry Big Boy Steel in .41 Magnum

Regular readers know that I’ve shot a lot of lever guns, a fair few of them Henrys. The Henry Big Boy Steel in .41 Magnum was a first. I’d never…

Gun Review: Military Surplus Browning Hi Power MK II

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By Nick Franssen: The pistol that would eventually become known as the Browning Hi Power pistol started life as the P-35. It was in its final stages of development when its…

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Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 19-3

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 “Combat Magnum” was one of the most beloved handguns ever made. Produced continuously from 1957 to 1999, tens of thousands of police officers carried a Model…

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Guns For Beginners: The GLOCK 43…Not For Noobs

  I’d been eyeballing the new GLOCK 43 (street price about $450) since the NRA Convention 2015 when I first fondled one. It looks and feels, unsurprisingly, like a skinny…

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Gun Review: TriStar TT-15 Top Single Trap Shotgun

Trap shooters are an odd lot. While every kind of shooting has its own variations of guns and equipment, trap devotees and their tools seem just a little more out…

Classic Gun Review: Marlin Model 39

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The Marlin Model 39 claims to be the oldest continually-produced cartridge rifle in history.  Its parent design was born during the unexceptional presidency of Benjamin Harrison, whose bust never even…

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Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Magnum (Take Two)

When I wrapped my hands around the diminutive Smith & Wesson Model 60, my first thought was “Honey, I Shrunk The 686!” As I turned it over in my hands,…

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Gun Review: Star Mod30-M

There’s something to be said for your “first” anything. Most of us can remember our first girlfriend, car, kid, felony arrest. . . er . . . This is a…